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French Toast

Pudgy and delicately sweet, this French toast is a breeze to make and it’s something I’m looking forward to eating in bed this weekend.

How to Make Easy French Toast

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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 room temperature egg
  • 2 tb room temperature heavy cream
  • 1 ts vanilla extract
  • ¼ ts of fine salt
  • ½ ts pumpkin spice {or cinnamon}
  • ½ tb raw honey
  • Zest of an unwaxed clementine {or ½ unwaxed orange}
  • 2 slices stale brioche/challah/etc
  • 1 tb butter
Instructions
  1. In a shallow dish, whisk together all the ingredients except the bread and butter.
  2. Soak each side of the bread for 2-3 minutes.
  3. In a pan/griddle, melt the butter and cook each side for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with jam, whipped cream, fresh berries, maple syrup or all of the above.

Happy weekend, friends!

Love,

Your Squishy Monster ^.~

Jerk Shrimp

This time last year, I was in the Caribbean dining on the most delicious jerk-everything.  As a lover of all things rich and spicy, I was all over this deeply pungent and spiced tangle of flavors.  This recipe is a culmination of a years endeavors to match that food memory and I hope you enjoy!

Homemade Jerk Recipe

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Ingredients
  • 2 lbs shrimp {or chicken}
  • ½ c unfiltered apple cider vinegar
  • ½ c freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ¾ c freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1½ ts allspice
  • ½ ts freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1 tb kosher salt
  • ¼ c brown sugar
  • 1 ts dried thyme
  • 2 ts freshly grated ginger
  • ¼ c coconut oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 green onion
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1-2 scotch bonnet {or habanero peppers}
  • Freshly cracked black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Blend everything except the shrimp {or chicken} and pour and cover to marinate 1 hour to overnight and grill.

Love,

Your Squishy Monster ^.~

Seafood Stir-Fry Korean Style

Moving to the coast has provided me with the most idyllic food-scape as seafood is my favorite food.  Pair that with Korean flavors and a sweet and spicy kick, I’m swooning.  This dish is very reminiscent of the ones my parents used to whip up for us.  You can easily swap the seafood out for whatever protein or veggies you desire and you’ve got a quick, easy, and delicious meal you can whip up in no time.

Easy Korean Stir-Fry Recipe

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Seafood Stir-Fry Korean Style
 
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Ingredients
  • ¼ lb each of shrimp, scallops, fish {etc}
  • 2 tb Korean red pepper paste
  • 1 ts soy sauce
  • 1 tb unfiltered apple juice
  • 1 ts freshly grated ginger
  • 2 ts freshly grated garlic
  • 1 tb raw honey
  • 2 ts toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 ts cold pressed sesame oil
  • 2 c of your favorite veggies
Instructions
  1. In a big bowl, whisk all the ingredients together save the seafood, oil, and veggies.
  2. Toss the seafood in the sauce and allow it to sit in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  3. In a pan slicked with the sesame oil, sauté over medium-high heat with the veggies. Do not over cook and take care not to break up the seafood too much.

Love,

Your Squishy Monster ^.~

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